Internet scammers are selling fake user accounts for the as yet unopened Harry Potter website, Pottermore.

The site is due to go live in October, when author JK Rowling will begin releasing additional Potter stories and background information on her famous character. The fake accounts are being sold on eBay for as much as £60.

Genuine advance accounts are also being sold, but fans are also at risk from these as reselling is prohibited by the site and they are likely to be closed down.